You’ve no doubt heard the phrase that “we’re all a little bit Irish.” Which is really just another way of saying that, regardless of one’s actual ancestral heritage, we all like to have an excuse to get a little bit crazy on St. Patrick’s Day (green beer optional). So it’s likely a saying you heard as recently as Monday.

As with most hedonistic pursuits, the creative powers that be in Hollywood have made an art form out of party-throwing, and they’ve used the big screen as the venue for hosting some of the world’s most epic fetes. So if you’re looking to up the ante when it comes to throwing your next big shindig, here are 10 lessons to be learned on How To Throw An Epic Party, According to the Movies.